Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for August 13-20 2018

Canvass for building power!

Progressive Maryland activists in all our statewide chapters are gearing up for lots of canvassing and base building in August and into September, followed by more contacts to expand Maryland’s electorate by registering and activating voters so the Blue Wave nationwide will wash higher in the Free State than anywhere else, and send Larry Hogan back to private life. Join us as we build power for working families throughout the state and elect Ben Jealous as a progressive governor who will put the state on the right course.


 

Statewide Action – Canvass for building power!

Progressive Maryland activists in all our statewide chapters are gearing up for lots of canvassing and base building in August and into September, followed by more contacts to expand Maryland’s electorate by registering and activating voters so the Blue Wave nationwide will wash higher in the Free State than anywhere else, and send Larry Hogan back to private life. Join us as we build power for working families throughout the state and elect Ben Jealous as a progressive governor who will put the state on the right course.

Canvass today – Monday, Aug 13 in Somerset County

Canvass tomorrow: Tuesday, Aug 14 in Talbot County

Wednesday, August 15 in Worcester County

Friday, August 17 in Dorchester Countypm_folks_with_banner.jpg

Monday, August 20 in Wicomico County

Find more canvass opportunities in September and October here.


Our Chapters Around the State

Progressive Prince George’s

Tonight (Monday, Aug. 13): Mass Liberation Mondays 6:30pm - 9pm

9221 Hampton Overlook Blvd, Capitol Heights, Md 20743

CONTACT qiana johnson · q.johnson@peoplesaction.org

 Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Location TBD -- Mass Liberation Training -- rsvp


PMD Montgomery


Frederick County Progressives

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 01:30 PM · Frederick Progressives General Meeting

  1. Burr Artz Library in Frederick, MD rsvp

Meeting Agenda: - Get Out The Vote Ideas > - Learn Endorsed Candidates > - Increase the Momentum
- Volunteer for upcoming events

After the meeting learn how to: - Get certified to register voters - Canvass voters on issues - Encourage others to participate rsvp


Take Action Anne Arundel County

Chapter Events:

Thursday August 16 at 7pm -- BOE Candidate Forums & Local Issue Campaigns

>If you voted in the primary, you know that education is a hot election issue. Unfortunately the quality of public education is heading in the wrong direction in this county.

>Anne Arundel County is moving to an elected school board for the first time.  Take Action Anne Arundel County plans to have Candidate Forums for Board of Education candidates in County Districts 4, 5 and 7. We are looking for volunteers to help organize these forums. If Education is a concern for you, join us!

>At July's chapter meeting we talked about local issue campaigns, including stopping the 287g program in Anne Arundel County and funding education in Anne Arundel. 

>At our August meeting, two teams will be reporting back on developing a local issue campaign for each of these issues. Our goal is to initiate one local campaign this fall that connects to our electoral work supporting county council and BOE candidates. 

>RSVP here

Other local events: Friday August 24 at 7pm - Film Look & See

The Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis are partnering with Fair Farms to show the film Look & See. A discussion will follow the file with guests from the local farm to table movement. 

Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Rd, Annapolis.  For more information and a flyer, click: Information here. 


Progressive Howard County


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Thursday, August 23 Community Listening Session: Mass Incarceration: "Fixing A Broken System" 
A PM Community Listening Session at Metropolitan United Methodist Church 1121 Lanvale Street Baltimore,Md 21217


Talbot Rising

Friday, Aug. 17 Register Voters at Caroline County Summerfest in Denton – also Saturday, Aug. 18


Lower Shore Progressive Caucus


 EVENTS FROM OUR ALLIES:

Sat, September 15, Discussing Drug Decriminalization: Cannabis to Opioids – a featured speaker is Ben Jealous, gubernatorial candidate. Presented by Drug Policy Alliance  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT Montgomery College Germantown Campus 20200 Observation Drive Bioscience Education conference room 151 Germantown, MD 20876. More info and RSVP here


Baltimore comrades, Check in on Max Obuszewski’s highly useful calendar and tip sheet at http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/

To keep up with progressive events in and around DC consult the invaluable calendar at the Washington Peace Center, http://washingtonpeacecenter.org/alerts


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OUR BLOG POSTS IN THE PAST WEEK

Reading the Progressive Maryland BlogSpace: our blogs for the previous week are shown below, but if you want a handy way to keep track – and never miss a blog post – you can sign up to get this Weekly Memo by email. Remember this is your blogspace and your participation is heartily invited. See something going on that you don’t like – or that you do like and hope to see more of? Send us your thoughts; submit to the moderator at woodlanham@gmail.com

We recently published these blog posts:

August 10, 2018 Hogan’s public-private highway plan: subtle and not so subtle racism

Larry Hogan's proposal for toll lanes for I-495, I-270 and (gasp) the B-W Parkway has plenty of critics -- as a false promise of jobs, a congestion-reduction plan that will actually find more cars filling more roads, or as a crowd-pleasing move to offset the ill will the governor engendered with his racially-tinged cancellation of Baltimore's Red Line.

August 07, 2018 "Medicare for All" -- Ben Jealous's affordable plan for Maryland

Maryland currently spends $59 billion a year on health care, putting the projected $24 billion cost of Ben Jealous's "Medicare for All" plan in perspective. Jealous celebrates the recent anniversary of the signing of the Medicare bill with how it is evolving over the years and is overdue to debut as the pattern for health care for all Marylanders.

August 06, 2018 Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for August 6 2018

Progressive Maryland activists in all our statewide chapters are gearing up for lots of canvassing and base building in August and into September, followed by more contacts to expand Maryland’s electorate by registering and activating voters so the Blue Wave nationwide will wash higher in the Free State than anywhere else, and send Larry Hogan back to private life. Join us.

August 01, 2018 Hogan's stealth "centrist" posture won't stand the light of day

Larry Hogan is being portrayed as a sunny "centrist" running against a "dangerous, risky" radical in Ben Jealous. The picture is wrong: Hogan's business-aligned administration has made working families his collateral damage. And Jealous is neither risky or dangerous.


  >>REMEMBER – these blog posts are expressions of political opinion from our wide-ranging membership and circle of allies. They are not expressions of opinion by Progressive Maryland. Don’t be surprised if they sometimes vary in their political content. You might even disagree with them – a good reason to contribute a blog of your own. Send it to the moderator, Woody Woodruff, at woodlanham@gmail.com.

>>Keeping up with the blogs is easier with the index. The blogs published in the PM BlogSpace from June 2015 through December 2016 are all available with descriptions and links here. You can follow blogs for 2017-18 starting from here